A large cruise ship that visited Venice, Italy for the first time in 17 months, said, “It’s not a big boat!” I left the old port of Venice in a cry.

Venetian citizens protest against the passage of a cruise ship into Venice. The MSC Orchestra is the 1st large cruise ship to arrive in Venice in 17 months after the pandemic.
On the 3rd (local time), the 92,000-ton ‘MSC Orchestra’ operated by the cruise ship MSC arrived in Venice, Italy, passing through the Giudeca Canal.
The MSC Orchestra can carry up to 3,000 passengers, but has limited the number of people on board to prevent Corona. Passengers submitted a negative corona test before boarding the ship.
The return of large cruise ships means that the tourism industry, which has been contracted by the corona virus, has been stretched. However, some fear that the Venetian lagoon could be damaged.
Venice is a city made up of 118 artificial islands among these lagoons, and was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987 and protected.
However, it was pointed out that large ships entering and leaving Venice eroded the city’s infrastructure and spoiled the aesthetics. In June 2019, a large cruise ship ‘MSC Opera’ collided with a pier and a cruise ship one after another on the Giudeca Canal.